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Constructions of Female... Constructions of Female...

Constructions of Female Sanctity in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period

Price €23.00


Edited by Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

ISBN 978-615-80996-8-4 (print) 

ISBN 978-615-80996-9-1 (eBook)

Published: November, 2018

Vol. 1, pages 1-154

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20181


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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Set Me as a Seal Upon Thy Heart: Constructions of Female Sanctity in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period is a collection of essays focusing on saintly women’s representations both in Eastern and Western Christianity starting from Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages and Early Modernity. The volume discusses two different categories in relation to the conceptualization of female sanctity: the context of their construction in hagiographic sources and the emergent power rendered by their martyrdoms. It offers a transdisciplinary perspective on the present research carried out in the fields of hagiography, history, and art history.

Practical Horsemanship in... Practical Horsemanship in...

Practical Horsemanship in Medieval Arthurian Romance

Price €16.00


By Anastasija Ropa 

ISBN 978-615-81222-4-5

Paperback: 102 pp.

Published: April, 2019


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BOOK DESCRIPTION

The figure of a knight on horseback is the emblem of medieval chivalry. Much has been written on the ideology and practicalities of knighthood as portrayed in medieval romance, especially Arthurian romance, and it is surprising that so little attention was hitherto granted to the knight’s closest companion, the horse. This study examines the horse as a social indicator, as the knight’s animal alter ego in his spiritual peregrinations and earthly adventures, the ups and downs of chivalric adventure, as well as the relations between the lady and her palfrey in romance. Both medieval authors and their audiences knew more about the symbolism and practice of horsemanship than most readers do today. By providing the background to the descriptions of horses and horsemanship in Arthurian romance, this study deepens the readers’ appreciation of these texts. At the same time, critical reading of romance supplies information about the ideology and daily practice of horsemanship in the Middle Ages that is otherwise impossible to obtain from other sources, be it archaeology, chronicles or administrative documentation.

Same Bodies, Different... Same Bodies, Different...

Same Bodies, Different Women: ‘Other’ Women in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

Price €26.00


Edited by Christopher Mielke and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

ISBN  978-615-81222-2-1  (print) 

ISBN 978-615-81222-3-8 (online)

Vol. 2, pp. 223

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20192

Published: March, 2019

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This volume is a collection of essays focusing on marginalized women mostly in Central and Eastern Europe from around 1350 to 1650. “Other” women are discussed in three different categories: women whose religious practices put them on the social margins, “common women” who are in society but not of society because they are in the sex trade, and women whose occupations were reason enough to shunt them. In order to fill a gap in gender history for countries east of the Rhine River, the studies included present how official city-funded brothels in medieval Austria worked, how a princess’ disability affected her life as Byzantine empress, how one unmarried Transylvanian woman who got pregnant dealt with being the center of a court case, and how enslaved women in medieval Hungary were treated as sexual property. The hope with this volume is that it will show the many interdisciplinary ways that women on the margins can be studied in this region, and to diminish the taboo of discussing this topic to begin with.

The Beauty is in the... The Beauty is in the...

The Beauty is in the Details. Patterns and Contexts in the Middle Ages


By GERHARD JARITZ

Edited by Judit Majorossy, Katalin Szende, Suzana Miljan, Teodora C. Artimon

ISBN 978-615-81353-3-7

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20194

Volume 4 (November 2019)

Paperback, pp. 343

For details on this volume, please contact us at publishing@trivent-publishing.eu.


BOOK DESCRIPTION:

This volume offers a cross-section of English-language articles published by the Austrian medievalist Gerhard Jaritz in the last 35 years. The eighteen articles comprise a refreshing variety of topics and approaches to medieval humans, animals, and things, organized in five thematic units: Mentality, Human Behaviour, Emotions; Social Order; Minorities and Marginal Groups; Animals and Other Creatures; and Objects. All these reflect his engagement with the issues of everyday life at its broadest and best. The reader of these articles, irrespective of knowing Prof. Jaritz from before or not, feels personally invited into the workshop of a meticulously creative mind, a profoundly professional historian who at the same time is also always ready to transgress traditional boundaries and conventions.

Ambiguous Women in Medieval... Ambiguous Women in Medieval...

Ambiguous Women in Medieval Art

Price €25.00


Edited by Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo

ISBN 978-615-81222-0-7 (print)

ISBN 978-615-81222-1-4 (online)

Published: March, 2019

Vol. 3, pages 1-221

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20193


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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Ambiguous Women in Medieval Art brings together the work of seven researchers who, coming from different perspectives, and in some cases different disciplines, approach the question of ambiguity in relation to different case-studies where the represented women do not follow the ever-present dichotomy exemplified by Eve and Mary. In doing so, they demonstrate the complexities of a topic that is as contemporary as it is ancient. Through them, we can get valuable insights on the understanding and experience of gender in the past and the ways in which these experiences have shaped our own understanding of this topic.

“Past Perfect!” - Five... “Past Perfect!” - Five...
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“Past Perfect!” - Five Years of Interviews with CEU Medieval Radio

Price €24.00


Edited by Christopher Mielke, Stephen Pow, and Tamás Kiss


ISBN 978-615-81353-7-5

DOI number: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20205

Volume 5 (April 2020)

Paperback, pp. 306


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

In 2012, CEU Medieval Radio was launched as an effort not only to bring medieval music to everyone but also to make complex, high-quality scholarship more approachable to the general public. Over seventy interviews were recorded for CEU Medieval Radio's program "Past Perfect!" with the intent of bridging the gap between "ivory tower" academia and the listeners at home. In this volume, sixteen first-rate scholars kindly sat down before the microphone and got the chance to explain their work in a friendly and accessible way. Scholars like Natalie Zemon-Davis and Patrick Geary represent some of the international guests, János Bak and József Laszlovszky discuss amazing new research from Central European University, while Richard Unger and Benedek Láng are part of the CEU Medieval Radio team's personal favorites, talking about topics such as beer, queens, and code-breaking. From Apocalypses to Zooarchaeology, CEU Medieval Radio's long time host, Christopher Mielke, asks the tough questions that have made this program so memorable!

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Mapping Ptolemaic Dacia Mapping Ptolemaic Dacia

Mapping Ptolemaic Dacia

Price €25.00


By Şerban George Paul Drugaş


ISBN 978-615-81353-6-8

DOI: 10.22618/TP.MPA

Paperback: 242 pp.

Published: February, 2020

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This volume is a contribution to the decipherment of Ptolemy’s universal map, with focus on the territory known as Dacia. The information provided by Ptolemy was translated into modern data considering local features and complying with certain general principles. The difficulty of this task consisted in the way the ancient manuscripts transmitted the original location coordinates, as well as in the way Ptolemy patched together information from ancient itineraries and other sources.

The author of this volume conceived a general formula for mapping Dacia based on the information found in the two oldest sources he used. Furthermore, he determined local patterns with the help of the other sources – therefore, defining locations resulted in a better determination of the surrounding relative positions. This information, as well as the correlation of the Ptolemaic locations with archaeological findings, provides an increased recognition of Ptolemaic Dacia, while also contributing to exposing the Ptolemaic universal map.

Mary, the Apostles, and the... Mary, the Apostles, and the...
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Mary, the Apostles, and the Last Judgment. Apocryphal Representations from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Price €35.00


Edited by Stanislava Kuzmová and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky


ISBN 978-615-81353-8-2

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PMAEM.20201

Volume 1 (May 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 220


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

This volume presents a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on the apocryphal writings and their reception in the Middle Ages, especially in connection with visual representation. It aims to bridge what often remains disconnected, the visual art and the written text, the early Christian roots and medieval reception, the East and the West, as well as methodologies of various disciplines.

The studies in this volume firstly investigate issues related to the Virgin Mary, and through them, also the status, function, and identity of women. Mary and the female element thus represent significant models and/or background figures in fields pertaining to theology, religious studies, textual studies, manuscript studies, and art history in a trans-disciplinary perspective. Secondly, the studies focus on the apostles and the Last Judgment, their visual representations and the use of apocryphal sources. The volume is divided in two parts according to two major topics: Part I dealing with Mary in the Apocrypha, and Part II focusing on the Apostles and the Last Judgment.